Author Archives: Francoise Shirley

We love it when companies develop products that preserve our planet.  If you're of the same philosophy, you'll love these handmade totes and accessories made from recycled sails.  Water resistant, washable and robust, these resilient bags are both stylish and functional.  Made exclusively from old sails, Seabags are enjoyed by fashionistas, busy parents, professionals, and basically anyone who has stuff to tote around and likes to do it in a new and trendy way.

Seabags: Totes and Accessories Made From Recycled Sails

We love it when companies develop products that preserve our planet. If you’re of the same philosophy, you’ll love these handmade totes and accessories made from recycled sails. Water resistant, washable and robust, these resilient bags are both stylish and … »» Read the article

You can't help but fall in love with this line of adorable baby blankets.  If you're looking for a fun, luxurious receiving blanket and have a little extra to spend, check out My Blankee.  Some of our favorite celebrities have discovered these super soft blankees for their little tots, including Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, Rebecca Romijn, Gwen Stefani, Kourtney Kardashian, and many more.  Collections are filled with animal prints, daisy flowers, dots, monkeys, fleur de lis, ladybugs and argyle patterns, all in beautiful, fashion forward colors.  You'll find it nearly impossible to select just one.

My Blankee: Soft, Beautiful, Luxurious Blankets

You can’t help but fall in love with this line of adorable baby blankets. If you’re looking for a fun, luxurious receiving blanket and have a little extra to spend, check out My Blankee. Some of our favorite celebrities have … »» Read the article

The Santa Suit

Kevin Sorbo Is “A Big Christmas Guy”

Actor Kevin Sorbo, best known for his starring roles in Hercules and Andromeda, loves celebrating the holidays. The busy dad of three recently shared his holiday cheer with Celebrity Baby Scoop: I’m a big Christmas guy. The lights are already … »» Read the article

We're all learning how important a balanced diet and exercise is for our kids.  That's why moms and dads everywhere are packing their kids school lunches.  Thanks to Balanced Day Lunch kits, bringing a healthy, nutritious home made lunch and snack is easier than ever.  These fun lunch bags come in a variety of hip, trendy designs and offer kids and parents the ability to pack both a lunch and snack featuring hot and cold foods in one easy to carry bag.

Balanced Day Lunch Kit: For Balanced Lunches & Snacks from Home

We’re all learning how important a balanced diet and exercise is for our kids. That’s why moms and dads everywhere are packing their kids school lunches. Thanks to Balanced Day Lunch kits, bringing a healthy, nutritious home made lunch and … »» Read the article

Kid's love these cool, graffiti shoes that allow them to showcase their unique personal style.  Graffeeti makes a great gift this holiday season, not only is it functional as footwear, but more important, they're fun as well. Graffeeti allows every child to express his or her creativity, whether they're a trendsetter or an artist, all kids love them! The sneakers come in several  different styles for both girls and boys and are a sure way for any kid to  make a statement, even on the rainiest or snowiest winter day! They are available this holiday season at FAO Schwarz and Graffeeti.

Graffeeti: Design Your Own Sneakers or Backpack

Kid’s love these cool, graffiti shoes that allow them to showcase their unique personal style. Graffeeti makes a great gift this holiday season, not only is it functional as footwear, but more important, they’re fun as well. Graffeeti allows every … »» Read the article

Many parents take their baby or toddler along when shopping or running errands.  However, there's nothing worse than pushing around a heavy, cumbersome stroller and trying to get through tight store isles or crowds of people.  Pretty soon you're crabby and just want to go home.  Fortunately, those days are behind us with Bumbleride's Flite stroller.  It's light, easy to handle and gives you all the flexibility and functionality of larger strollers without the larger size and heavier weight.

BumbleRide’s Flite: Compact Versatility for Urban Parents

Many parents take their baby or toddler along when shopping or running errands. However, there’s nothing worse than pushing around a heavy, cumbersome stroller and trying to get through tight store isles or crowds of people. Pretty soon you’re crabby … »» Read the article

Baby K'tan allows you to wear and nurse your baby without hassles, twisted material, hardware or confusing attachments, while at the same time offering enhanced security and the added bonus of a built in nursing cover. Get rid of the wrapping! Bye bye to the buckles, and sayonara to the snaps!

Baby K’tan: The Hybrid Baby Carrier

Baby K’tan allows you to wear and nurse your baby without hassles, twisted material, hardware or confusing attachments, while at the same time offering enhanced security and the added bonus of a built in nursing cover. Get rid of the … »» Read the article

Talk about easy feeding on-the-go!  This is one of those products that seems like a no brainer.  We can't believe this wasn't around ages ago.  Luckily for new moms and dads, it's available now.  Nourish baby and toddler bottles are purified spring water bottled two ways, formula-ready for baby and spill-proof with a sippy top for your toddler.  We're not the only ones that think this product is pretty cool. Celeb moms and dads including Minnie Driver, Tiffany Thiessen, Nicole Sullivan, and Joey Lawrence don't leave home without it.

Nourish Baby & Toddler Water Bottles

Talk about easy feeding on-the-go! This is one of those products that seems like a no brainer. We can’t believe this wasn’t around ages ago. Luckily for new moms and dads, it’s available now. Nourish baby and toddler bottles are … »» Read the article

Most busy parents need to be able to run errands with baby in tow.  Changing your baby's diaper while on the go, however, isn't always easy or convenient.  Often public restrooms are ill equipped or simply not clean.  Thankfully, there's the Dipe 'N Go.  It’s a diaper changing mat that attaches right to the wall in the back of an SUV or minivan to create an instant changing station when there’s nothing else in sight – in the park, at the beach, on a trip, or any other spot you may be caught without a clean place to change your baby!

Dipe ‘N Go: The Portable Changing Station for Busy Parents

Most busy parents need to be able to run errands with baby in tow. Changing your baby’s diaper while on the go, however, isn’t always easy or convenient. Often public restrooms are ill equipped or simply not clean. Thankfully, there’s … »» Read the article

MyLittleSeat: The Sling Style Travel High Chair

Feeding your tot while on-the-go can be a challenge. Now parents can relax at any dinner table, with this cool, new high portable high chair. MyLittleSeat is the ultimate infant high chair for traveling with baby in tow. Whether you … »» Read the article

Make fun of Linus all you want, but he knew a thing or two about blankies. So do the folks at Luv My Woobie!, who’ve created a super smart and luxurious line of blankets, burp cloths and custom bedding for baby.  Funky polka dots, bold stripes, fabulous brocades, retro hula girls and skulls & crossbones replace bunnies, chicks and silly ducks in this USA-manufactured company’s collection of goodies.

Luv My Woobie: Stylish Baby Blankets with a Binkie Pocket

Make fun of Linus all you want, but he knew a thing or two about blankies. So do the folks at Luv My Woobie!, who’ve created a super smart and luxurious line of blankets, burp cloths and custom bedding for … »» Read the article

What if you could put in a CD for your child that was engaging, fun, educational and you could actually enjoy it too?  The Dream Jam Band was formed under these exact principles.  Comprised of entertainers, musicians and teachers, The Dream Jam Band composes and performs music based on the principle that young children are endowed with a capacity to synthesize musical ideas, enhancing learning in all areas.  What does this mean for mommy?  Music you can feel good about letting your kids listen to without going batty yourself – (purple dinosaurs anyone?!).

Dream Jam Band: Music That Will Have Your Child Singing, Dancing and Learning

What if you could put in a CD for your child that was engaging, fun, educational and you could actually enjoy it too? The Dream Jam Band was formed under these exact principles. Comprised of entertainers, musicians and teachers, The … »» Read the article

Most moms cringe at the idea of having to take a bulky nursing pillow along when running errands, shopping or visiting friends and family.  The thought alone is enough to keep you from leaving the house.  Not anymore, thanks to the GoPillow from Simply Necessary.  Now you can easily make plans and get things checked off your to do list even while nursing by bringing along this convenient, light portable nursing pillow.  If only this had been around when I was nursing!

The GoPillow: Breastfeeding Privacy Cover up, Changing Pad and Blanket, All-in-one

Most moms cringe at the idea of having to take a bulky nursing pillow along when running errands, shopping or visiting friends and family. The thought alone is enough to keep you from leaving the house. Not anymore, thanks to … »» Read the article

Win the Bugaboo Frog Stroller-Value $629

Win the Bugaboo Frog Stroller-Value $629

If you love great sales on fun baby gear, clothes, strollers and more, check out Totsy.com. You can save 40-80% on cool stuff like the Bugaboo Frog Stroller. Now, thanks to our friends at Totsy, you can win one! Plus … »» Read the article

We just discovered the Okkatots Baby Carrier System and wondered how we ever survived without it.  Okkatots Carriers are comfortable, sturdy, and made for on-the-go parents (which is just about all of us).  This unique baby carrier cradles a newborn chest to chest, heart to heart. As baby grows, the carrier grows too. The unique pouch expands to custom fit and carry baby face in or face out and looks great!

Okkatots Baby Carrier: The Versatile, Easy Way to Carry Baby

We just discovered the Okkatots Baby Carrier System and wondered how we ever survived without it. Okkatots Carriers are comfortable, sturdy, and made for on-the-go parents (which is just about all of us). This unique baby carrier cradles a newborn … »» Read the article

Isoki Parenting Bags: Stylish, Practical Diaper and Beyond Bags

Moms everywhere are discovering Isoki parenting bags, the latest cool import from the Land Down Under. Isoki makes gorgeous contemporary bags and accessories that outdo the competition in style, practicality and versatility. With chic patterns like paisley, bohemian and wild … »» Read the article

As parents, we're constantly on the go, especially if you have older kids who need to get to their sports and other activities.  Yet, you don't want to carry bulky play pens and car seats to the soccer field.  Now you don't need to! The Baby Lounge to Go by LulyBoo combines the best of a playpen, bassinet and portable crib.  It's a soft, cozy, comfortable place for baby to play and sleep that is uniquely designed to fold to a lightweight backpack. That means babies can have their familiar environment wherever they are. Perfect for the park, the beach, visiting friends and family, and anywhere you want or need to go.

Baby Lounge to Go: The Playpen, Bassinet and Portable Crib in One

As parents, we’re constantly on the go, especially if you have older kids who need to get to their sports and other activities. Yet, you don’t want to carry bulky play pens and car seats to the soccer field. Now … »» Read the article

You had your baby, you've done thousands upon thousands of sit ups, yet you're still carrying that little pregnancy pouch.  It could be because you've been training your tummy muscles to bulge (yikes!).  Don't worry, there's help!  Check out Bounce Back Fast from Be-Fit Mom, a post natal core conditioning DVD featuring two progressive postpartum workouts which blends the best of pilates, yoga, dance, and cutting-edge fitness concepts.  The cool thing is that even if it's been years since you had your last baby, this program still works!

Bounce Back Fast Workouts: Lose that Jelly Belly

You had your baby, you’ve done thousands upon thousands of sit ups, yet you’re still carrying that little pregnancy pouch. It could be because you’ve been training your tummy muscles to bulge (yikes!). Don’t worry, there’s help! Check out Bounce … »» Read the article

Like getting 80% off baby and kids' stuff? Then this is your lucky day! The list of private online shopping clubs with huge sample sales are exploding these days - lucky for all of us! Now we're excited to present another one that's just perfect for parents: Totsy.com!

If you have a baby, a child, plan on having a child, or plan on shopping for someone else's children at any point in your life, Totsy is a fabulous destination. Members save from 40 to 80% off baby gear, designer children’s clothes, nursery essentials, toys and everything for the family. The brands are terrific, from Zutano, Haba toys to Kettler furniture.

Totsy Sample Sales: Save in Style

Like getting 80% off baby and kids’ stuff? Then this is your lucky day! The list of private online shopping clubs with huge sample sales are exploding these days – lucky for all of us! Now we’re excited to present … »» Read the article

For the new mom who truly has everything-Uber hip and super cool made to order diaper bags!  The "Bel Air" is the most stylish diaper bag on the market.  It is a perfect carry all for any chic mommy with a booked schedule of play dates.  This stylish bag looks more like a haute couture purse than a diaper bag.  It's no wonder that celeb mommies (and mommies-to-be) like Angelina Jolie and Ali Larter couldn't wait to order their very own.  And if the line looks familiar to you, it's probably because you've seen it on episodes of Two and a Half Men and Gossip Girl!

The Bel Air Diaper Bag: the Chic Way to Carry Baby’s Essentials

For the new mom who truly has everything-Uber hip and super cool made to order diaper bags! The “Bel Air” is the most stylish diaper bag on the market. It is a perfect carry all for any chic mommy with … »» Read the article

We’ve never seen a parent vibrate like a bouncy seat or swing like a swing. But we’ve seen thousands of parents scoop their little ones up in their arms and bounce and sway. Wouldn't it be great if there was a baby seat that could soothe and entertain baby by imitating mom or dad's natural movements?  Now there is!  That’s exactly what the mamaRoo does. It moves like you do.

MamaRoo: The Baby Seat that Soothes like Mom or Dad Does

We’ve never seen a parent vibrate like a bouncy seat or swing like a swing. But we’ve seen thousands of parents scoop their little ones up in their arms and bounce and sway. Wouldn’t it be great if there was … »» Read the article

From the Hollywood set to running everyday errands around town, the Belle Baby Carrier is a celebrity favorite.  Why is this carrier such a Hollywood star? Because you don't have to sacrifice style for a safe, comfortable and functional carrier.  Worn by celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts and Angelina Jolie, the Belle Baby Carrier’s simplistic design and range of colors and fabrics, makes it the perfect carrier for chic Hollywood moms.  We love the Belle Baby Carriers “Pure” Line which includes eco-friendly carriers like their new “Organic Earth”, “Organic Moss”, “Organic Black” and more. These ergonomic carriers are made of Romanian hemp and soft organic cotton.  Bridget Moynahan recently sported the Organic Moss style in the popular Ramona and Beezus film.

Belle Baby Carriers: Tote Baby Around in Style Without Straining Your Back

From the Hollywood set to running everyday errands around town, the Belle Baby Carrier is a celebrity favorite. Why is this carrier such a Hollywood star? Because you don’t have to sacrifice style for a safe, comfortable and functional carrier. … »» Read the article

Autumn is in full swing and by now, your life is a whirl wind of homework, school lunches, and practices.  How do you keep track of not only your time, but of all the stuff that goes with it? I.D Me Labels has the solution to keeping tabs on your kids’ most important gear.  Don’t stress over piles of books, clothes, and lunch boxes, organize it all with these cute, functional and fully customizable labels.  Whether you need to organize items for preschool, swim lessons, play dates or because your busy family is juggling all of these- labeling and keeping track of your kid’s stuff is key.  An eye-catching label from I.D. Me means lost mittens can be found, water bottles stay with their owner and the right lunchbox comes home from school.

Identify Your Child’s Belongings In Style With I.D. Me Labels and Tags

Autumn is in full swing and by now, your life is a whirl wind of homework, school lunches, and practices. How do you keep track of not only your time, but of all the stuff that goes with it? I.D … »» Read the article

Versatility is the name of the game when selecting a stroller to transport your little ones, especially when your family is expanding. So we were thrilled when we were introduced to the Britax B-READY Stroller, a modular stroller that can be converted from a single child system to a two-child or twin system utilizing any combination of seats, bassinets and infant car seats in 14 possible configurations.

Britax B-Ready Stroller: The Stylish and Flexible Way to Get Around

Versatility is the name of the game when selecting a stroller to transport your little ones, especially when your family is expanding. So we were thrilled when we were introduced to the Britax B-READY Stroller, a modular stroller that can … »» Read the article

Is there anything more darling than a little girl in a tutu?  Kozzy Bottoms, the online go to source for all things baby, has made this favorite of moms and princesses everywhere, even better!  These colorful, charming tulle confections are handmade with love and are completely customizable and reversible.   Create your own ballerina inspired skirt by choosing your colors, adding sparkle and shimmer or, add extra length for a beautiful ball gown inspired frock.  Each Kozzy Bottom tutu comes with a coordinating flower clip that can easily be moved from the waist to baby’s hair so your little lady is ready for her close-up!  To change the look of your Kozzy Bottom tutu, simply roll the elastic waistband and turn inside out to reveal the other color choice.

Make Your Little Princess Look Like Royalty with Kozzy Bottoms Reversible Tutus

Is there anything more darling than a little girl in a tutu? Kozzy Bottoms, the online go to source for all things baby, has made this favorite of moms and princesses everywhere, even better! These colorful, charming tulle confections are … »» Read the article